IN THE STATES: President Biden Supercharging Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
February 10, 2022
|Today, the Biden-Harris administration announced state-by-state funding that will soon be available to build out a national electric vehicle charging network, thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This announcement marks an important step towards making electric vehicle charging accessible to all Americans and creating thousands of jobs for electrical workers. |
Take a look at local coverage of today’s announcement:
In Louisiana: WATC: Infrastructure law could bring nearly $73M for electric vehicle chargers in Louisiana
Louisiana could receive up to $73.4 million for electric vehicle chargers under a new infrastructure law.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that nearly $5 billion would be made available to states under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program.
The law, established by the Biden Administration, would build out a national electric vehicle charging network to making electric vehicle (EV) charging accessible to all Americans.
In Michigan: The Detroit News: Michigan to get $16.3 million from feds to build electric vehicle chargers
Michigan is expected to receive $16.3 million to build electric vehicle chargers, the Biden administration announced Thursday.
It’s the first round out of nearly $5 billion in formula funding over five years to build a nationwide network of DC fast chargers, approved as a part of the new bipartisan infrastructure law.
Officials expect the funding to hit state coffers in August or September, after state spending plans are approved by federal officials.
The chargers should be primarily along “alternative fuel corridors” designated by the Federal Highway Administration that can quickly accommodate chargers.
In North Carolina: Fox8: Feds to build electric-vehicle charging stations along interstate highways
The federal program announced today, part of the $1 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill approved by Congress last year, requires states to have such plans in place before they can tap into the $615 million that is available this year. That’s how North Carolina was designated to receive $16,137,196.
In Ohio: WKBN: Biden providing $140M for EV charging stations in Ohio
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced in a press release Thursday that the Biden administration will be providing $140.1 million to go towards an electronic vehicle charging network for Ohio.
The release states that $5 billion will be available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to usher in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
In Pennsylvania: WHTM: Infrastructure Law gives Pa. $171.5 million for EV chargers
“Americans need to know that they can purchase an electric vehicle and find convenient charging when they are using Interstates and other major highways,” said Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack. “The new EV formula program will provide states with the resources they need to provide their residents with reliable access to an EV charging station as they travel.”
You can click here to see state-by-state funding.
This is all part of the Biden administration’s plan to utilize widespread adoption of zero-emission vehicles.
In Texas: Houston Chronicle: Biden moves to build coast to coast network of electric car chargers
The Biden administration is moving to create a nationwide network of electric vehicle chargers that would enable Americans to drive long distances without concern for running out of power.
With $5 billion in funding from last year’s bipartisan infrastructure bill, the administration is asking states to submit plans for developing electric charging routes along interstates and state highways. Texas, with its vast network of roadways, is expected to get more than $400 million in funding, more than any other state.
“A century ago, America ushered in the modern automotive era; now America must lead the electric vehicle revolution,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.
In Utah: Deseret News: President Biden rolls out $5 billion in funding for electric vehicle chargers
Charging stations for electric vehicles are few and far between, unlike gas stations. But that may change soon if President Joe Biden’s plan is successful.
According to Reuters, the U.S. Department of Energy and Transportation announced on Thursday that it will roll out $5 billion over the next five years to help states set up more charging stations for electric cars in an effort to hit zero emissions from vehicles.
In Indiana: Fox59: Indiana gets funding to expand electric vehicle charging network
As Indiana continues its infrastructure development under the Biden administration’s infrastructure law, leaders now have an opportunity to expand the state’s electric vehicle infrastructure.
Under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program, Indiana is eligible for up to $99.6 in funding for projects directly related to the charging of an electric vehicle (EV) and support EV charging infrastructure. The goal of the program is to make EV charging accessible to all Americans.